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Twitter/Leeds fan knocked over by a car after the game

Post by 1964white » Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:34 pm

One reason I rarely tweet on there anymore

Some goon tweeted that a Leeds fan was knocked down by a car & killed after the game on Elland Road last night. Fan on the dark side who witnessed the incident didn't believe the information was true saying he witnessed the accident which was horrific but wasn't sure of the condition of the poor fan

This led Radrizzani tweeting
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Re: Twitter/Leeds fan knocked over by a car after the game

Post by 1964white » Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:33 pm

From the YEP

Police have appealed for witnesses after a "serious collision" took place outside Elland Road. Officers said the collision involved a red Ford Fiesta and a 52-year-old man on the A643 at around 4.50pm yesterday. West Yorkshire Police said: "A male pedestrian has sustained serious leg injuries and other superficial injuries after being struck by the vehicle. "It is requested that if there are any witnesses to the collision to contact the police." Leeds United fans took to social media after the club's 1-0 win over Brentford to discuss the "sad news" of what happened outside the stadium. Officers then released a statement shortly after midnight. Inspector Darren Brown, of West Yorkshire Police, today said that officers initially responded to a report of a man having a head injury, but he had actually broken his ankle. The man was treated in hospital. LUFC owner Andrea Radrizzani today tweeted: “Thank god the injuries to [the] fan in [an] accident outside the ground are not as severe as first suggested. “Still very painful, stays in our prayers. Get well soon!” Police are also requesting that if any drivers in the area at the time had "dash-cam" footage, or saw "the manner of the vehicle being driven", to make contact on 101 and speak with PC 6042 GIBSON, quoting collision reference 1318009269.

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Re: Twitter/Leeds fan knocked over by a car after the game

Post by gessa » Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:27 pm

Isn't this the 3rd such incident this season, remember another bad one around Christmas/New year time

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Re: Twitter/Leeds fan knocked over by a car after the game

Post by 1964white » Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:58 pm

gessa wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:27 pm
Isn't this the 3rd such incident this season, remember another bad one around Christmas/New year time
I hadn't heard that Ges but as I don't live in Leeds these days I don't hear much of the local news

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Re: Twitter/Leeds fan knocked over by a car after the game

Post by Haighy » Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:35 pm

Some dickheads on twitter have reported that he had been killed.
Hope he makes a full recovery.
I walked past the car about 5.30 / 5.45. The windscreen was all caved in.

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Re: Twitter/Leeds fan knocked over by a car after the game

Post by rich_leeds64 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:20 pm

I’m not surprised there aren’t more accidents after games as both drivers and pedestrians act without regard for anything or anyone else. I park at the bottom of Lowfields Rd and after each game some people drive like complete tw**s reaching probably 40mph up to Geldard Rd and the pedestrians walk down the middle, step out without looking, its like a scene from wacky races.
Hope the injured guy makes a speedy recovery.

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Re: Twitter/Leeds fan knocked over by a car after the game

Post by 1964white » Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:28 pm

rich_leeds64 wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:20 pm
I’m not surprised there aren’t more accidents after games as both drivers and pedestrians act without regard for anything or anyone else. I park at the bottom of Lowfields Rd and after each game some people drive like complete tw**s reaching probably 40mph up to Geldard Rd and the pedestrians walk down the middle, step out without looking, its like a scene from wacky races.
Hope the injured guy makes a speedy recovery.
20 mph should be the maximum speed limit around ER or any football ground on match day & that is probably too fast in some circumstances Rich, too many people/kids in congested areas to be driving at such excessive speeds

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